Project RIDE

Project RIDE stands for Recreation, Independence, Development and Equipment.

Project RIDE provides special needs children and young adults with modified tricycles and information about adaptive sports programs in Western Massachusetts. It is a program of the Springfield Jewish Community Center. Our emphasis is on the importance of recreational activities for special needs children and their families.

As of 6/7/16, we have small trikes available for participants 44 inches tall to approximately 48 inches tall! Please contact us if your child is in need of a modified tricycle, and is within that height range!

Call 413-739-4715 x315

jtyler@springfieldjcc.org

Thank you to the Beveridge Family Foundation, Inc.

The Beveridge Family Foundation’s well-timed generous grant to Project RIDE will enable the purchase of 10 adapted bikes for a new generation of special needs bikers.  “It is truly gratifying to experience the joy and confidence of the riders as they learn a new skill which we so often take for granted,” says Bethany Young, Kehillah Director.  This grant has brought Project RIDE inventory to 160 bikes for use by children with intellectual, physical, or social challenges.

“Thank you to your organization for what you do. Sarah would not be able to ride a bike without you!”
– Sarah’s mom

Would you like to participate?

You can download the Project Ride application, waiver, and participation agreement on the Registration page.

For more information…

For additional information, email Jackie Tyler at jtyler@springfieldjcc.org or call 413-739-4715, ext. 315.